Jacob Kaplan-Moss

45 items tagged โ€œosxโ€

๐Ÿ“Œ Paw โ€“ The ultimate REST client for Mac #
๐Ÿ“Œ Platypus | Sveinbjorn Thordarson

Neatโ€”turns shell scripts (anything with a #!) into a .app. Sorta like dataclips for shell scripts. #

๐Ÿ“Œ MarcoPolo - Context-aware computing for Mac OS X

Nifty tool: gather โ€œlocation evidenceโ€ (wifi network names, attached peripherals, etc.) and use that infer location (โ€œhomeโ€, โ€œworkโ€, etc.). Iโ€™m using this to automatically kick off backups and such when arriving home (where my NAS is) and at work (where I have a fast connection to S3). #

๐Ÿ“Œ Biplist

Generate binary plists in Python. This is *perfect* for APIs serving iOS appsโ€”itโ€™ll really speed โ€™em up. #

๐Ÿ“Œ Kenneth Ballenegger โ€” I Can Crack Your App With Just A Shell (And How To Stop Me)

Locks are for honest people. #

๐Ÿ“Œ Mac OS X SSD tweaks | nullVision:blogs

Good notes on optimizing OS X to make the most efficient use of SSDs. #

๐Ÿ“Œ Connected Flow - Viewfinder: Flickr search tool

Download photos from Flickr directly into Keynote. This is going to save me mad time. #

๐Ÿ“Œ mxcl's homebrew at masterbrew - GitHub

Looks like a perfect middle ground between the Scylla of MacPorts/Fink and the Charybdis of building everything by hand. Next OSX box I set up is going to use homebrew. #

๐Ÿ“Œ Apple's Pages and PDF | Root | Mac 911 | Macworld

Text in PDF exports from Pages.app look like ass. Hereโ€™s a workaround: it involves saving as PostScript and and converting the PS to PDF. Dear Apple: 1985 called; they want their technology back. #

๐Ÿ“Œ Mac OS X Security Update 2009-001 might break your Perl (CPAN)

Apple fucked up Perl in the 2009-001 security update. Way to go, guys. #

๐Ÿ“Œ tunnelblick - Google Code

Super-simple OpenVPN client for Mac OS X. Just throw OpenVPN configs in ~/Library/openvpn and then connect with the menubar item. Awesome. #

๐Ÿ“Œ Mock It!: An lxml you can bank on

Finally! easy_install staticlxml and done. #

๐Ÿ“Œ Use Tabs in Textmate for Files Opened Via Transmit by Stuart Colville

Brilliant little hack. The (lack of) Transmit/Textmate integration is theo nly part of my workflow I hate; this fixes it. #

๐Ÿ“Œ Angry-Fly.com: Getting MySQL Preference Pane To Work In Leopard #
๐Ÿ“Œ X.5 Time Machine (Quarter Life Crisis)

An amazingly in-depth look at how Time Machine works. #

๐Ÿ“Œ Secrets: index

Brilliantโ€”a preference pane for โ€œsecretโ€ system settings that anyone can contribute to. #

๐Ÿ“Œ C4[1] Morel: Virtualization Vivisection

A great talk by Shawn Morel of VMWare about the tech behind VMWare Fusion. Good stuff. #

๐Ÿ“Œ Vara Software : ScreenFlow

Really hot-looking screen capture/screencast software. $100, but probably worth it for anyone who does a bunch of screencasts. #

๐Ÿ“Œ InstallationOSXLeopard - IPython

Finally, a working readline for Leopard: โ€œeasy_install -f http://ipython.scipy.org/dist/ readlineโ€ #

๐Ÿ“Œ macosxhints.com - 10.4: Combine PDFs without using Automator

Man, OSX ships with all sorts of gems. #

๐Ÿ“Œ macosxhints.com - 10.5: Get rid of the translucent menu bar

Yay! #

๐Ÿ“Œ Mac Forums - View Single Post - No Airdisk (Airport) Time Machine Backups!

Gotta try this when I get home. #

๐Ÿ“Œ Taskpaper

A text-based GTD-ish todo app. Iโ€™m pretty torn between this an OmniFocus, which is strange given how different in philosophy they are. Iโ€™ll probably end up using TaskPaper if only for the really simple text format. #

๐Ÿ“Œ Apple Bits

Scroll to the bottom for extractkeychain.py, a quick script to dump keychain passwords to plaintext (you *are* piping that into GPG/OpenSSL, right?) #

๐Ÿ“Œ Password Manager + AutoFill for Mac OS X

I think Iโ€™ve found a nearly perfect password manager. #

๐Ÿ“Œ AppFresh - All Software Updates for your Mac in One Place

A sane, centralized third-party software updater for Mac OS X. Iโ€™m baffled that Apple doesnโ€™t provide this as a system service... #

๐Ÿ“Œ Welcome | PostgreSQL for Mac | Andy Satori

Very well-done Postgres Mac packages; they Just Work (and even correctly set up pg_config so that extensions build correctly out of the box). My new Best Way of installing PG on a Mac. #

๐Ÿ“Œ Index of /darcs

Binaries of darcs for OSX/Intel; took me forever to find this. #

๐Ÿ“Œ Dozing Cat Software

โ€œSaverLab: Runs Mac OS X screensaver modules in regular windows.โ€ #

๐Ÿ“Œ DjangoKit - jerakeen.org

โ€œDjangoKit is a framework that will (eventually) allow me to package just about any Django application as a stand-alone MacOS .app.โ€ #